1 year ago
Elite doomsday preppers looking for a fixer-upper might want to consider this 3,200-square-foot Atlas F missile silo. In remarkably good condition for its age, the deserted 18-story underground military installation, built in 1960, is on the market for $3 million.
The 8.3-acre lot in Lewis, New York, holds endless possibilities. Formerly owned by the U.S. military, the property has since been dredged of collected rainwater and cleaned. Replete with privacy, the silo is surrounded by an eight-foot-high barbed wire fence, protected by a military-standard surveillance system (albeit possibly outdated), and features a long driveway that adds to the secluded atmosphere.
The decommissioned silo boasts fully functioning main blast doors—a rarity given its age. Although the subterranean facility maintains a year-round temperature of 55-degrees Fahrenheit, the blast doors could be used to bring in some much-needed natural light and fresh air to the subterranean facility. The silo’s unused launch control center is a roomy area that can be renovated into a space of the owner’s choosing, but ideal for a bedroom or kitchen. The rest of the 18-story missile chamber can be outfitted for a number of things as well.
Above ground, the historic property also includes a 4,000-square-foot storage facility that could be used as a garage or shed.
The decommissioned missile silo is represented by listing agent Brian Dominic. Click here for more information.